What to expect in Havana

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: New and old buildings stand next to each other in Havana.

Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms, writes Bradley Klapper.

A hot, steamy and salty night gallery

Must-do: Visitors can take photos that play with the lack of depth perception.

There's only one way to spend a night in one of the world's most spectacular places.

What's the best country to retire to?

TOP COUNTRY: Tourists relax at Atacames beach in Esmeraldas.

Looking for a safe, affordable place for retirement? This spot has it all.

Celebration, skepticism in Cuba

Business is only bound to get better with the opening of US- Cuba relations, says Jesus Parra, the street representative of the Habana-Yunior real estate company.

Despite new diplomatic ties to the US, change will likely come to the Communist-led island only in fits and starts.

Making friends in Cuba

SOAKING IT UP: A boy dances in the rain during a tropical downpour in Havana.

Havana had just roused itself from its post-Christmas celebration siesta and started to come alive.

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